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English Education

Gain the Skills to Succeed in the Teaching of English: SC State’s Degree Will Get You There

Maybe you want to study English for teaching because becoming an educator is a dream you’ve long had. Or maybe you want to undertake the teaching of English in another setting. South Carolina State University’s Bachelor of Science in English Education can get you there.

Our English Education major program is designed to help students become role models for future scholars and leaders. From courses on educational psychology and teaching methods to Shakespeare and African American writers, you will develop the teaching of English training required to excel in teaching English in K–12 schools and other settings.

As an English Education major, you’ll explore the latest research theories in English language arts and utilize this knowledge in field experiences in the classroom and beyond. Our English for teaching program offers the effectiveness of traditional face-to-face learning for some courses, along with hybrid formats for other courses, and an asynchronous online format for some literature courses.

Prepare for your future as an English teacher

SC State’s four-year teaching of English program includes 39 hours of coursework focused on English education. As an English Education major, you’ll prepare to pursue a career path as a K–12 English teacher, higher education English instructor, or English language teacher in tutorial or other career roles outside the classroom.

By the Numbers

Student-to-faculty ratio in English Education major courses
Job placement rates for recent graduates of the teaching of English program
Years to complete your English for teaching M.S. degree program

English Education Program Highlights

Our English for teaching program is designed to provide you with the skills, insights, and knowledge to pass the state teaching certification required to become an English teacher. You’ll also be well-prepared to embark on your career path in the teaching of English in K–12 schools, higher education institutions, and other related career paths. Highlights of our English Education major program include:

Method of Instruction

  • In person
  • Hybrid
  • Online

Leverage extensive resources for success

As a student in our English Education major, you’ll benefit from access to numerous student resources to help you achieve success during your education and once you graduate. South Carolina State’s student success and retention programs and related services include:

  • Multipurpose Academic Computer (MAC) Lab
  • Peer tutorial services
  • Student Leadership Orientation Program
  • PUSH (Preparing Undergraduates for Scholarly Holistic Writing) Writing Center

Receive personal attention from mentoring faculty

Our low student-to-faculty ratio (14 to 1) allows our teaching of English faculty to provide you with personal attention and mentoring. On average, 60% of our classes have fewer than 20 students.

Benefit from personalized academic advising and career services

As an English Education major, you’ll benefit from working with academic advisers in the English for teaching program who offer extensive experience in English education, many of whom have kept their teaching certifications current.

Gain real-world experience in a classroom

In your final semester of the English Education major program, you’ll complete an on-site field experience as an English teacher in a real classroom. You’ll provide actual instruction and teaching in English in collaboration with your program adviser and field experience teacher.

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What Can I Do with a B.S. in English Education?

All of our English Education major graduates who choose to teach in K–12 are employed after graduation. While most English for teaching graduates pursue K–12 teaching, many also choose to pursue advanced degrees in education administration, learning mentorship, museum education, and more.

English Education majors who have pursued career paths outside the classroom have found success in jobs like:

  • Tutor
  • Writer
  • Editor
  • TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) instructor
  • Corporate or organizational English instructor

What Will I Study as an English Education Major?

South Carolina State’s English Education major program is designed to prepare you to meet teacher certification requirements in the state. It also equips you for teaching careers at the secondary and postsecondary levels, among other career paths.
The curriculum for the English education program includes 39 credit hours in the English for teaching area. Your core courses will include:

  • English Literature
  • American Literature
  • Literary Criticism
  • Advanced College Grammar and Composition
  • Speech for the Classroom Teacher
  • Literature for Adolescents